TRANS-AM SERIES ENTRANTS’ RECEPTION AT PRI: Current or prospective Trans-Am Series teams that will be attending the PRI show are invited to attend an Entrants' Reception to be held on Friday, November 19th. The meeting will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 211 of the Indianapolis Convention Center. A brief presentation will cover major rules changes for 2000, the new Owners' Championship, and the 2000 schedule. After the presentation, Scott Rittinger and Kevin Bayless will be available for questions and discussion. If you plan to attend the PRI Show (Nov. 18-20), please stop by and see us on Friday afternoon. As an additional incentive, we will have chairs and refreshments available so you can take a break from walking around the show. If you will be attending the show, but cannot make it to this meeting, please stop by and see us at the SCCA Pro Racing booth (Booth No. 3019).

SCCA PRO RACING RULES ON-LINE: SCCA Pro Racing’s 2000 Pro Racing Regulations will be available at the PRI show, and for the first time on-line at (and also through links from and The on-line PRR will make its debut on November 16.

LEWIS ON TAP FOR NOVEMBER SAE MEETING IN SAN DIEGO: Michael Lewis, Owner and President of Automation Technologies in San Diego, Calif., and driver of the No. 12 AmeriSuites Ford Mustang Cobra in the Trans-Am Series, will host a presentation, technical review and Q&A on the Trans-Am Series at the November SAE meeting in San Diego. AutoCon Crew Chief David Steele will assist Lewis in the meeting that will cover topics including what it takes to engineer a Trans-Am Series car and how the AutoCon team plans to improve their performance in 2000. Both of the AutoCon Motorsports cars will be on display at the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Autocon Engineering, 5452 A Oberlin Drive San Diego, CA 92121. Dinner is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., tours are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 7:15 p.m. Arrangements for seating and food must be made in advance, so please reserve by Monday, Nov. 8: call the SAE 24-hour reservation line at (619) 594-4827.

WORLD CHALLENGE INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE: Information packets for the 2000 Speedvision World Challenge are now available from SCCA Pro Racing. The packets contain details on eligibility and entries as well as marketing and demographic data. To receive an information packet contact Robin Mackay at (303) 694-7223 or e-mail at

MORE WORLD CHALLENGE INFO: Updated World Challenge Vehicle Technical Specification sheets for all cars that competed in 1999 as well as some of the new cars expected for 2000 are now available . . . 1999 car numbers will be held until 1/14/00, after which they will be available to any entrant . . . Presentation VHS tapes are now available—each team that participated in 1999 will be sent a copy at no charge (additional copies are available for $7.50 each) . . . If your team is looking for a funded driver, please send the details to Mitch Wright ( You can also post your information on the Pro Racing Bulletin Board (click on the Bulletin Board link from Contact Robin Mackay for other information.information on the Pro Racing Bulletin Board (click on the Bulletin Board link from Contact Robin Mackay for other information.